On 10/31/2009 08:09 PM, Harry Putnam wrote:
Nikos Chantziaras<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
The link is created only if you have the "symlink" USE flag enabled.
Also, "Gentoo requires that the [...] symbolic link points to the
sources of the kernel you are running" is not entirely correct. It is
required only when you want to build something against that
. . . . Obviously, you need to create the symlink if you want to build
the newly installed kernel, even though the system is still running an
Why is that obvious? That's what seemed confusing to me.
How obvious it is probably depends in prior knowledge here. There's
absolutely nothing in a running system that needs anything from
/usr/src/linux. If fact, you could, completely uninstall all kernel
sources and totally wipe out /usr/src. It's only needed when you build
something that needs kernel sources.
Of course if you didn't know that, then yes, it's not obvious